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  • Rache ? Zorn ? Neidby Martin Baisch; Evamaria Freienhofer; Eva Lieberich

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 35.63

    Im Fokus des Bandes stehen mit Rache, Zorn und Neid negative Emotionen, die in der Literatur und Kultur des Mittelalters einen zentralen Stellenwert einnehmen. Es sind soziale Gefühle, die in den damaligen Gesellschaften destruktive wie konstruktive Potenzen entwickeln konnten, d.h. sie wirkten gemeinschaftsbildend und -absichernd wie gemeinschaftsauflösend.... more...

  • Die Geburt des fiktionalen Romans aus dem Geiste des Märchensby Fritz Peter Knapp

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 19.44

    Entgegen einer in der Forschung verbreiteten Ansicht kennt die mittelalterliche Poetik sehr wohl die reine Fiktionalität des Erzählens, beschränkt sie aber auf Fabel und Allegorie (?fabula?), wo bildhaft auf die Wirklichkeit verwiesen wird, und empfiehlt sonst deren unmittelbare Repräsentation (?historia?). Das Ergebnis ist aus unserer Sicht Pseudo-Historie,... more...

  • Ed vs. Yummy Furby Brian Evenson; Tom Kaczynski

    Uncivilized Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    A smart and passionate exegesis of Chester Brown's seminal comic book, Yummy Fur . more...

  • Die Farben der Herrschaftby Mareike Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Die Inszenierung feudaladeliger Herrschaft wird in heldenepischen Texten des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts von Farb- und Glanzimaginationen getragen. Dabei lassen sich Farben und Glanz auf ästhetischer wie poetologischer Ebene als Codes herrschaftsrelevanter Diskurse und Semantiken verstehen. Die Chromatik der Werke ist ein entscheidender Indikator dafür,... more...

  • Watchmen and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2009; US$ 18.95

    Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these "superheroes."... more...

  • Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fenceby Simon Tofield

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. This book based on the popular animated series. SIMON'S CAT depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming... more...

  • This Heart Within Me Burns - From Bedlam to Benidorm (Revised & Updated)by Crissy Rock; Ken Loach

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Fully Revised and Updated. The Hardback Bestseller in Paperback at last. Includes full details of Crissy's time in I'm a Celebrity? Get Me Out of Here. Best known for her role in cult comedy TV hit, Benidorm and for playing Maggie Conlon in Ladybird Ladybird, Crissy Rock is a hugely popular actress and comedienne. But Crissy?s path to success was... more...

  • Supervillains and Philosophyby Ben Dyer

    Open Court 2011; US$ 19.95

    The devil gets his due in the latest entry in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details ? and deeper meanings ? lurking behind today?s most popular comic book monsters. Whether it?s their moral justification... more...

  • The Avengers and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star... more...

  • Comics and the U.S. Southby Brannon Costello; Qiana J. Whitted

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Comics and the U.S. South offers a wide-ranging and long overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small... more...